Monday, 21 November 2011

Demon Bait - Early Book Review

Demon Bait (Children of the Undying #1)
by Moira Rogers

ebook, novella

What is it about:
Fifty years after a demon apocalypse devastated the world, summoners still bear the bulk of the blame. Marci lives in secret, hiding the gifts that could cost her a secure spot in one of humanity’s underground cities, and access to their virtual world. After all, her chances of avoiding the genetic-testing lotto are better than her chances of surviving topside.

The bastard son of a terrifying incubus, lust heats Gabe’s blood and sex fuels his magic. Innate charm and charisma help him navigate the cultural gap between the outcast town he calls home and the human settlements he infiltrates for trade. His latest mission nets him an unexpected asset–a summoner strong enough to soothe his darkest needs.

Trust a half demon, especially one who uses a lockdown to trap them together? Not in this lifetime. Yet Marci can’t resist Gabe’s offer to see her safely to a selective outcast settlement where she can live without fear. The journey alone is as dangerous as the way Gabe makes her heart race, but it could be her one hope of a real life.

If only she could be sure Gabe’s telling her the whole truth…

What did I think of it:
This is a very enjoyable romance set in an awesomely cool post-apocalyptic world.

The underground city where Marci lives is intriguing, claustrophobic and utterly cool. I will confess I was a bit disappointed when Marci and Gabe left this city, because I wanted to know more about it, but then they came topside and I forgot all about the city as there were so many new cool things to learn more about.

The romantic tension between Gabe and Marci is well written and believable. I liked Marci from the start and wanted her to not only find a better place to live, but to find love and her place in life. Gabe too is someone I could relate with and I cheered him and Marci on to reach their happy end.

I will most certainly read the next book in this series and I hope there will be many more books after that one, because I want to read lots and lots more about this cool post-apocalyptic world and the creatures that inhabit it.

Why should you read it:
It's paranormal romance with demons in a post-apocalyptic world!

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Publication Date: November 29th 2011

1 comment:

M.A.D. said...

Now there's something you don't read much of - a *demon* apocalypse!!! And an underground city sounds cool, that's one aspect of Enclave I loved - the dark claustrophobic confines of life below the surface :D [better them than me lol]

Demon Bait sounds terrific!!